Facts about the country
Sweden formal name Sverige: the Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.
ABBA and Ikea – ask most people about Sweden and those are the first things that they will think of. Dig a little deeper though, and there is so much more to this Scandinavian giant. Stockholm is a cool, urban capital offering culture, entertainment and a range of architecture, making it a great place to work.
Sweden is valued for its stability, its economic outlook, and its excellent infrastructure. The lifestyle in Sweden is generally pleasant, well ordered, and safe. There is a rich cultural life, an excellent health-care system, and all the amenities necessary for comfortable living.
Swedish workers enjoy one of the world’s highest standards of living with lengthy vacations, and an abundance of leisure and family time.
Sweden has four seasons where the temperatures can variate from +25C down to -20C depending on where in the country you are. In Stockholm where the office is located the temperature in winters gets down to approx. -14C.
Swedes usually eat a proper meal both for lunch and dinner. They’re also known for their ”fika” traditions. Fika is equal to a coffee break that’s more about socialising than drinking coffee. And something sweet is also welcome. Swedes love fika and it’s common to have Friday fika or afternoon fika at work.
Swedish. Many people find it hard to learn and practice Swedish, not necessarily because of the language itself, but the fact that most swedes speak English fluently.
Stockholm (TUI Nordic)
The office is located on Södermalm, a part of Stockholm’s inner city. It’s only 3 stops by subway from central station and most people arrive to work by public transport. There are parking spots for rent just outside the building.
Your manager will take care of you and introduce you to your team. You’ll also access an online introduction programme through Benify.
All contracts are signed online, either through mobile ID, text or signature. When HR and your manager have signed you’ll get a link on your email.
Facilities in and around the office:
- Reception opening hours: 08.00 – 17.00 hours
- A la carte Lunch restaurant and coffee shop in the building from 10.00 – 14.00 hours.
- Visitors parking by the building. Parking permission in the reception.
- The office is located in Stockholm city centre with lunch restaurants, shops, super markets and hotels near by.
We do not have any agreements with local hotels. Here are some hotels in different price ranges. Most of them with walking distance to the Head Office:
- The Red Boat. http://www.theredboat.com/
- Langholmen Hotel: http://www.langholmen.com/En/Hotel/AboutHotel.aspx
- Hilton Slussen: http://hiltonnordics.com/eng/Hilton_Stockholm_Slussen_Hotel/STOSLHI
- Clarion: http://www.clarionstockholm.com/hotell
Route description by train:
- By subway from Stockholm City: Take the red subway line south to Mariatorget Station. Use the Torkel Knutssongatan exit.
- Outside: take right and cross the big street Hornsgatan, keep on walking straight ahead (you see the clock tower of the City Hall in front of you).
- You find our red brick office building ‘The Munich Brewery’ nearly at the bottom of the hill. Walk through the open doorway into the big parking place and find our Main Entrance to the right.
Directions from Airport:
- Arlanda Xpress airport train to Stockholm Central Station, 20 minutes. Then Taxi from there, 10 minutes. Use the ‘Taxi Stockholm’ company.
Food & drinks
- Most people eat lunch at the office’s lunch area.
- Normal working hours are 8.00-17.00 Monday-Thursday and Fridays 8.00-16.00.
Amount of employees
- Around 350 people work here every day.
Type of offices
- When you turn 30, 40, 50 and 60 the office usually orders a cake. If you bring a cake on your birthday you’ll probably be appreciated by your team.
- It’s common to travel for up to an hour to get to work, as many don’t live centrally.
- The office is open plan and activity based which means free seating.
- Family Friday – an event where employees bring their families to work. An afternoon full of sweets, ice cream, playtime, face painting, games and competitions.
- TUI Runners day – run or walk 3, 5 or 7k. The running will follow by an AfterRun with food, drinks and of course a DJ.
- TUI Breakfast – once a month, the company buys breakfast for all employees and a good opportunity for all employees to mingle and socialise over department boundaries.
- Christmas party and/or summer party (not every year)
- There’s no specific dress code – business casual.
- There is a gym in the building.
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